Paper Pattern - The Aspen Crossbody Bag
*** This is an English only printed pattern. The downloadable pdf version is available in another listing.
The Aspen Crossbody Bag can be made in 2 sizes and features 1 front zipper pocket, and 2 convenient back slip pockets. It has a top zipper opening to keep all of your items safe inside. Inside is a double slip pocket and a zipper pocket for personal items. While this bag has a nice feel in your hand due to the added interfacing and fusible Thermolam Plus Fleece, it’s not a heavily structured bag, but a casual crossbody bag.
Cutting instructions provided for rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut rectangular fabric pieces. There are no pattern templates needed or provided! Pattern instructions are in both imperial & metric.
Small: Width at bottom - 9” (23 cm) Width at top - 10” (25 cm) Height - 10” (25 cm) Depth - 3” (7.5 cm)
Large: Width at bottom -10 1/2” (27 cm) Width at top - 11 1/2” (28 cm) Height - 11 1/2” (28 cm) Depth - 3 1/2” (9 cm)
Watch my sewing tutorial videos to make this bag! Includes tips on sewing with waxed canvas.
3/4 yd./0.75 m Exterior Fabric (waxed canvas, canvas/duck, décor cotton, lightweight vinyl faux leather, quilting cotton, canvas linen) (NOTE: If you want to cut the strap, and top/bottom bands from accent fabric, and the front/back pockets from another, 1/2 yard (0.5 m) of each is recommended.)
1 yd./1 m Lining Fabric (quilting cotton or similar lightweight woven fabric)
3.5 yd./3.5 m* Fusible Interfacing (20” wide) - Light-med weight fusible woven - Pellon Shapeflex SF101, or Vilene G700. (*NOTE: Only 1 3/4 yd./1.75 m is required if G700, because it is 35” wide. Less is required if not interfacing a waxed canvas or light-medium canvas exterior.)
1/2 yd./0.5 m* Pellon Thermolam Plus Fusible Fleece TP971 (46” wide) (*NOTE: Not required if using waxed canvas, or canvas/duck, and optional if using vinyl faux leather for the exterior fabric.)
Optional to add a firmer base: Pellon Peltex 71F (one side fusible) or Decovil Light - 3” x 11” (7.6 cm x 27.5 cm)
Zippers & Bag Hardware:
- (1) 16” (40 cm) & (1) 9” (22 cm) Zippers for exterior top opening & front zipper pocket (#4.5 or #5 nylon bag zipper, 1 1/4” wide, non-separating) - You can buy a longer zipper or zipper by the yard, because it will be trimmed down.
- (1) 9” (23 cm) Zipper for the lining zipper pocket (#3 nylon all-purpose zipper, 1” wide, non-separating) - You can buy a longer zipper, or #3 zipper by the yard if preferred because it will be trimmed down.
- (2) 1” (25 mm) Swivel Snap Hooks
- (1) 1” (25 mm) Strap Slider
- (2) 1” (25 mm) D-rings or (2) 1” (25 mm) Triangle Rings
- Optional hardware items: Rivets & (2) 1” (25 mm) Metal Strap Ends may be desired if using vinyl faux leather for the bag top and strap tabs, because it may be difficult for a domestic machine to attach the strap tabs to the bag. You may want to attach them with rivets on the exterior of the bag instead. I’ll show you how to do this in my instructional video.
Bag Lock and Snap Instructions:
- Magnetic Snaps (see the video here)
- Turn Locks and Flip Locks
- Press Locks (Mama, Papa, and Baby Lock)
- Large Bar Locks
- Tongue Locks (Thumb Catch, Press Lock)
- Half Moon Magnetic Snaps
Bag Label Insertion Instructions:
- Attach a Metal Bag Label (See Video Tutorial Here)
- Attach our "Script" Style Metal Bag Label (See the video here)
Miscellaneous Bag Bling Instructions:
- Add Zipper Sliders/Pulls to Zippers-by-the-Yard
- Make a Hanging Tassel
- "Edge Connector" Strap Anchors
- "Edgwena" Strap Anchors
- "Long John" Strap Anchors
- "Diamond" Strap Anchors
- "Top Edges" Strap Anchors
- Bridge Connectors/Bridge Anchors
- Metal Edge Trim
- Attach Zipper Ends/Cord Ends
- Metal Oval Handles
- Strap Ends - Pointed & Rectangular
- Strap Keepers
- Screw Together Grommets
- How to Use Giardini Edge Paint
- How to Use a Rivet Hand Press
- How to Set Double-Cap Rivets using Hand Tools
- How to Use Our Emmaline EB-FUSE Woven Interfacing
Emmaline Pattern Sew-Alongs/Video Tutorials With Janelle:
- Glacier Base Bags Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Base Bags Part 2 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Glacier Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 1 Sew-Along
- Aspen Crossbody Bag Part 2 Sew-Along
- Mountain Saddle Bag Sew-Along
- Laney-Jane Bag Sew-Along
Get more Bag Hardware tutorials & Sewing Tutorials HERE.
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